Rose Marie: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Star Dies at 94

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Rose Marie: 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Star Dies at 94

Actress Rose Marie, popularly known for her comic role as writer Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died.

According to Variety, Marie whose career stretched across a staggering 91 years of entertainment industry history died at a ripe age of 94 years.

Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. She soon began performing on network radio.

Rose Marie: 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Star Dies at 94

During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie — who went only by her first name professionally — was also famous for appearing for years on the game show “The Hollywood Squares,” which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. The website IMDb says she appeared in 629 of the show’s episodes.

In the wake of The Dick Van Dyke Show ending, Marie continued to work steadily in TV; her resume boasts credits on everything from The Love Boat to Herman’s Head. She carved out an especial niche for herself for the mothers of established characters, playing strong moms on Murphy Brown, The Real Ghostbusters, Wings, and more. Meanwhile, she reapplied herself to her stage career, teaming up with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell, and Margaret Whiting for the celebrated musical revue 4 Girls 4.

Rose Marie is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Marie Guy, from her marriage to the late Bobby Guy, the first trumpeter for the NBC orchestra on “The Tonight Show.”

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